Booher leads top 10 finishes on trails in Homer

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 12:11
  • Chugiak senior Heidi Booher, seen at the Chugiak Stampede at Kincaid Park last month, had a pair of top five finishes in Homer over the weekend to lead local finishers at the Besh Cup No. 4 races. (Star file photo)

Star staff reports

Chugiak skier Heidi Booher led the local entrants in two days of Besh Cup racing in Homer last weekend.

Booher took fifth in the 5,000 meters in 16:51.10, a few ticks ahead of usual Lady Mustangs teammate Emma Nelson in sixth at 16:54.37. Adrianna Proffitt, also of Chugiak High, rounded out the top 10 finishers at 17:23.85.

The trio did even better in the 1,200-meter freestyle sprint with Booher in third (3:24.4), Nelson in fifth (3:28.6) and Proffitt in sixth (3:29.4).

On the boys’ side, Konrad Renner, also of Chugiak High, took 10th in the 5,000 meters in 15:38.39.

Fellow Mustang skiers Miles Dennis and Brian Wing took 14th and 15th in the 1,200-meter sprint, crossing the line within a tenth of a second of each other. Dennis also took 16th in the 10,000 meters (31:12.11) and Wing followed in 21st at (21:46.61).

Local skiers were back in action at Kincaid Park in Anchorage for the A/B Skiathlon Relays.

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